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Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Taxi Driver (택시 운전사) - Movie Review


The Movie: A Taxi Driver (택시 운전사)

The Director: Jang Hoon

The Cast: Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hae-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol, Park Hyeok-gwon

The Story: A taxi driver from Seoul, incidentally gets involved in a German journalist's reporting of the events of the Gwangju Democratization Movement, also called the Gwangju Uprising, in 1980.

Friday, August 18, 2017

In This Corner of the World - Movie Review


The Movie: In this Corner of the World

The Director: Sunao Katabuchi

The Cast: Rena Nōnen, Megumi Han, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Natsuki Inaba, Minori Omi, Daisuke Ono

The Story: Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life's amenities she still has to maintain the will to live.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Detroit - Movie Review


The Movie: Detroit

The Director: Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)

The Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Jack Reynor, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben O'Toole, John Krasinski

The Story: A police raid in Detroit results in one of the largest race riots in United States history. The story is centered around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Girls Trip - Movie Review


The Movie: Girls Trip

The Director: Malcolm D. Lee (Barbershop: The Next Cut)

The Cast: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, Kofi Siriboe, Lara Grice, Deborah Ayorinde

The Story: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dunkirk - Movie Review


The Movie: Dunkirk

The Director: Christopher Nolan

The Cast: Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy, Jack Lowden, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles

The Story: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Friday, July 28, 2017

TwoOhSix Interviews: Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, and Gillian Robespierre for "Landline"


On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Seattle, Gillian Robespierre, Jenny Slate, and Abby Quinn were in town to promote Landline., their new film which was featured as part of the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival's "Centerpiece Gala" event. Right before the screening, I was given a few minutes to speak with each of them and you could really tell how passionate and excited they were about this new film.

Landline (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Landline

The Director: Gillian Robespierre

The Cast: Jenny Slate, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, and Finn Wittrock

The Story: In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Atomic Blonde - Movie Review


The Movie: Atomic Blonde

The Director: David Leitch

The Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Bill Skarsgård, Eddie Marsan, James Faulkner

The Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Truth or Dare - Movie Review


The Movie: Truth or Dare

The Director: Jessica Cameron

The Cast: Jessica Cameron Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff, Shelby Stehlin, Devanny Pinn, Brandon Van Vliet, Jesse Wilson

The Story: Six college kids find internet stardom when they make "Truth or Dare" videos with a violent twist. It is all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play by his own rules.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Movie Review


The Movie: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Director: Luc Besson

The Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer

The Story: A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Seattle Cinerama Brings Back the 70mm Film Festival!


If you've ever watched a movie at the Seattle Cinerama that was presented in the 70mm film format, then you will understand what an amazing experience this festival will be. If you have never watched a movie at the Seattle Cinerama that was presented in the 70mm film format, then this festival will be the perfect opportunity to check it off your cinematic bucket list.

From August 24th through September 6th, the Cinerama will be screening 70mm prints of movies like Ghostbusters, Aliens, Vertigo, The Hateful Eight, Top Gun, Wonder Woman, and a newly restored copy of Lawrence of Arabia. Check out the full schedule and purchase tickets on the official Cinerama website.






The Little Hours (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: The Little Hours

The Director: Jeff Baena

The Cast: Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Nick Offerman

The Story: A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes - Movie Review


The Movie: War for the Planet of the Apes

The Director: Matt Reeves

The Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

The Story: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming - Movie Review


The Movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming

The Director: Jon Watts

The Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine,

The Story: As Peter Parker deals with the aftermath of Civil War, developing his powers, and returning to high school, a new villain rises up to threaten the safety of the city.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Beguiled - Movie Review


The Movie: The Beguiled

The Director: Sofia Coppola

The Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence

The Story: During the Civil War, a wounded soldier is given refuge in a school for girls and he ends up in the middle of awkward rivalries and sexual tension.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Peelers - Movie Review


The Movie: Peelers

The Director: Sevé Schelenz

The Cast: Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko, Madison J. Loos, Cameron Dent, Momona Komogata, Kirsty Peters, Nikki Wallin, Victoria Gomez, Rafael Mateo

The Story: A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life when violent infected patrons show up on the final closing night and all hell breaks loose.

Baby Driver - Movie Review


The Movie: Baby Driver

The Director: Edgar Wright (The World's End)

The Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Sky Ferreira, Viviana Chavez

The Story: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Movie Review


The Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

The Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Martin Klebba, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

The Story: Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight - Movie Review


The Movie: Transformers: The Last Knight

The Director: Michael Bay

The Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Steve Buscemi, Omar Sy, Gemma Chan

The Story: Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cars 3 - Movie Review


The Movie: Cars 3

The Director: Brian Fee

The Cast: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer

The Story: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

47 Meters Down - Movie Review


The Movie: 47 Meters Down

The Director: Johannes Roberts

The Cast: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura

The Story: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

It Comes at Night - Movie Review


The Movie: It Comes at Night

The Director: Trey Edward Shultz

The Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

The Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ingrid Goes West (SIFF 2017) - Capsule Review


The Movie: Ingrid Goes West

The Director: Matt Spicer

The Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen

The Story: Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession and LA socialite Taylor Sloane.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TwoOhSix Picks - Best of SIFF 2017


Another year of Seattle International Film Festival movies is in the books and it's once again time to figure out which were my favorite films and most beloved performances. This year, I had the privilege to watch over 30 films including six documentaries and 25 narrative features and there was no shortage of good options to choose from so narrowing it down was no easy task.

That being said, here are my picks for "Best of SIFF 2017".

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mr. Long (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Mr. Long

The Director: SABU

The Cast: Chang Chen, Shô Aoyagi, Yiti Yao, Runyin Bai

The Story: Professional hitman Long takes on an assignment in Japan. When things go awry, he has to flee. Badly injured, he takes refuge in a deserted part of a small town.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Escape Room (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Escape Room

The Director: Will Wernick

The Cast: Evan Williams, Annabelle Stephenson, Elisabeth Hower, Dan J. Johnson, John Ierardi, Kelly Delson, Billy Flynn

The Story: Six friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Say You Will (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Say You Will

The Director: Nick Naveda

The Cast: Travis Tope, Katherine Hughes, Israel Broussard, Sam Trammell, Michelle Forbes, Morgan Krantz, Adam Hagenbuch

The Story: A recent high school graduate cares for his mother and navigates his first relationship in the wake of his father's suicide.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Going to Brazil (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Going to Brazil

The Director: Patrick Mille

The Cast: Alison Wheeler, Vanessa Guide, Margot Bancilhon, Philippine Stindel, Patrick Mille

The Story: Four childhood friends reunite for a wedding in Rio, only to find themselves on the run through the Brazilian countryside after accidentally killing someone at a drug-fueled party.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Diamond Island (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Diamond Island

The Director: Davy Chou

The Cast: Sobon Noun, Cheanik Nov, Madeza Chhem, Mean Korn, Samnang Nut, Sophyna Meng, Jany Min, Samnang Khim, Batham Oun, Sreyleap Hang, Sreyroth Dom

The Story: An adolescent leaves rural Cambodia to become a construction worker only to be reunited with his missing older brother.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jungle Trap (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Jungle Trap

The Director: James Bryan

The Cast: Renee Harmon, Frank Neuhaus, Heidi Ahn, Tim de Haas, Bill Luce, Jan Vanderberg

The Story: Jungle Trap is a decapitation-fueled, shot-on-video horror masterpiece about a jungle hotel haunted by kill-crazy ghosts in loin cloths.

At the End of the Tunnel (Al final del túnel) (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: At the End of the Tunnel (Al final del túnel)

The Director: Rodrigo Grande

The Cast: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Federico Luppi, Clara Lago, Pablo Echarri, Uma Salduende

The Story: From his wheel chair, Joaquin discovers that his neighbors are digging a tunnel to rob the bank next to his apartment. He also finds out that the lady renting the room in his own house is an accomplice. He eventually realizes that he is in serious risk, and also in love.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Wonder Woman - Movie Review


The Movie: Wonder Woman

The Director: Patty Jenkins

The Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewan Bremner, Euegene Brave Rock, Elena Anaya

The Story: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Soul on a String (Pi Sheng Shang De Hun) (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Soul on a String

The Director: Yang Zhang

The Cast: Quni Ciren, Kimba, Siano Dudiom Zahi

The Story: A compassionate Buddhist embarks on a mystical quest through Tibet, pursued by black-traders and a man hell-bent on vengeance. Along the way they encounter mysterious travelers, among them a loyal elf, a love struck woman, and a mute psychic.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Come, Together (컴, 투게더) (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review


The Movie: Come, Together (컴, 투게더)

The Director: Shin Dong-il

The Cast: Lee Hye-eun, Im Hyeong-gook, Chae Bin, Kim Jae-rok, Han Kyung-hyun

The Story: In a highly competitive South Korean culture, a middle aged couple and their daughter each face a crisis of adversity and, while they drift farther apart, come to realize that family is the only thing that really matters.

God of War (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review


The Movie: God of War

The Director: Gordon Chan

The Cast: Sammo Hung, Vincent Zhao, Regina Wan, Yasuaki Kurata, Keisuke Koide

The Story: During the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (SIFF 2017) - Capsule Review



The Movie: The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

The Director: Shane Abbess

The Cast: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Luke Ford, Isabel Lucas, Temuera Morrison, Rachel Griffiths, Teagan Croft

The Story: Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Godspeed (路顺风) (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Godspeed (路顺风)

The Director: Chung Mong-Hong

The Cast: Michael Hui, Na-Dou Lin, Leon Dai, Chung-Hua Tou, Matt Chung-tien Wu, Vincent Liang, Vithaya Pansringarm

The Story: A Taiwanese drug smuggler catches a ride with the wrong cab driver.

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